When Lucas Torreira and his father both went public to say he’d like to join Boca Juniors, it really seemed like a great opportunity for the Argentine club to sign him.
A few weeks later, his dad acknowledged there weren’t any signs from the Buenos Aires club that they’d be making a move for the Arsenal midfielder, and things have been a lot quieter since then.
Now today, outlet El Intransigente comes up with a story saying Boca Juniors are actually turning down the chance of signing Torreira in the summer.
It’s said the club’s board didn’t like the chance of getting the player, and with Arsenal demanding €1m to loan him out for one season, the Xeneize are not moving for the 25-year-old.
Instead of Torreira, El Intransigente says Boca Juniors are actually going for the signing of Bologna midfielder Gary Medel, with president Juan Roman Riquelme already moving for his transfer.
Lucas Torreira is loaned by Arsenal to Atletico Madrid until the end of the season. The Uruguay international, who lost his mother this year, has claimed he wants to be closer to his family as soon as possible.
With Boca Juniors giving up on the signing, perhaps other South American clubs could go for him, as Brazilian sides Flamengo and Grêmio were both recently linked to his transfer as well.